Hello World.

Hello World.

Welcome to the new version of my blog. I decided it was time for a refresh, a reset, and a reevaluation of what I want this website to be. My original (and still standing) goal was primarily to fulfill selfish needs. I have so many thoughts and ideas and opinions tornado-ing around in my head, and the only way I can make sense of them is to put them down on paper, or in this case, on a screen. As I mention on my About page, this blog, like list making and angry cleaning, helps keep me sane. 

But in this redesign of my blog, I've realized that I have a new purpose and objective for this blog. I want to help people, primarily women, realize that they aren't alone. There actually is someone else out there who feels the same way you do, or who thinks the same way you do, or who at times comes up short the same way you do. Our stories although unique and personal in some ways are similar and connected in so many others.

And for that reason, I decided to name this website Ascending Together after a favorite proverb of mine.

Thee lift me, and I'll lift thee, and we'll ascend together.

Because I truly believe that our greatest purpose in life is to lift one another. We all have the ability to do this, no matter our means, no matter our circumstances. We all have the privilege and responsibility to look to the person next to us, and say, "How can I help?" And then help. 

So welcome. Welcome to this new edition of my blog. I hope you enjoy it.

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